Montréal-Halifax train – Overview

Maritimes landscape

Beauty takes no shortcuts.

Cross time and space in a single day on the Ocean between Montréal and Halifax, from crepuscular fields and morning mists, to tree-blanketed hills. During your journey, enjoy Canadian wine that you’ll delight in pairing with your meal, featuring regional specialties. Stretch out into your cozy accommodations, look out the window or up through the scenic dome, make new friends and bask in the warmth of the famous Maritime hospitality. Whatever kind of traveller you are, this is the best way to discover the East Coast.

VIA is pleased to announce that recent changes to the Ocean's schedule have reduced its travel time by approximately one hour in each direction.

Women reading a book

Comfort awaits you

On board the Ocean, every detail has been attended to so that every type of passenger experiences maximum comfort. Our seats are spacious, and accommodations include a couch or armchairs, as well as a bed or superimposed beds. What more could you ask for?

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Delicious meals served by VIA employee

Fine dining while you travel

Travelling in style means eating in style. With a catering service, meals prepared the same day and regional specialties on board, the Montréal–Halifax journey has a flavour all its own.

Couple watching the landscape in the panoramic view car

See the scenery up close

The beauty of travelling by train is that you get to immerse yourself in the surroundings and scenery. Gaze out of large windows, and get lost in the vastness of the horizon. Settle into the panoramic section of the train and contemplate the sheer scope and beauty of the magnificent landscape.

Couple enjoying their trip with glasses of wine

Time well spent

There are always activities to occupy your time on board the Ocean, such as free Wi-Fi service, culinary delights in the Dining car, Canadian wine tastings, workshops during which you can discover the landscape through culture, Maritime history lessons, and much more.

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The travel guide (5301 Kb)

A foretaste of the regions you will pass through on the train, as well as their history, features and points of interest.

Tips for travellers (530 kb)

Find out all you need to know to get prepared.

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